Cheboygan County, Michigan
Genealogy Trails History Group
Genealogy and History
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
!

Welcome to Michigan Genealogy Trails!

line


Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online
for the free use of all researchers.

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic webpage-making skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our
Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the
Volunteer Page.

This Cheboygan County Website
is available for adoption.


line

We regret that we are unable to
perform personal research for anybody.

line

Cheboygan began as a Native American settlement.
White men came in 1844 and it was made the county seat in 1853.
There was a theater built in town in 1877.
In approximately 1890, Cheboygan became the home port for ferryboats to nearby Bois Blanc, an island in the Straits of Mackinac.
Ferry boat services continued as of 2007.
Early in the 20th Century, it was home to the pioneering brass era cyclecar maker Flagler.
In 1944, Cheboygan became the home port of the former U.S. Coast Guard cutter and icebreaker Mackinaw, serving from 1944-2006.
Beginning in 2006, the port continued this role as the home dock of the new Mackinaw, a successor cutter.

The name of the city shares the name of the county and probably has its origin from the Cheboygan River although the precise meaning is no longer known.
It may have come from an Ojibwe word zhaabonigan meaning "sewing needle".
Alternatively, the origin may have been "Chabwegan," meaning "a place of ore." (Article from Christina Anthony - Wikipedia)

 

MUNICIPALITIES & COMMUNITIES OF CHEBOYGAN COUNTY

City -
Cheyboygan
Villages -
Mackinaw City± - Wolverine
Townships - Alhoa - Beaugrand - Benton - Burt - Ellis - Forest - Grant - Hebron - Inverness - Koehler
Mackinaw - Mentor - Mullett - Munro - Nunda - Tuscarora - Walker - Waverly - Wilmot
Other Unincorporated Communities - Afton - Burt Lake - Elmhurst - Mullett Lake - Topinabee - Tower
CDP - Indian River
± This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county

line
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!


If you are interested in adding your families' information to this website, Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here
at Michigan Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.
line


Cheboygan County Online Data 

County Records

School Records

Slavery Records

Wills/Probate Records

PHOTO GALLERY

Website Updates:
April 2017:
Marriage: Boucher/Hamilton

This website has been totally re-organized and easier to navigate.

 

 

line

SEARCH OUR SITES


Submit an Obituary to Us

for any of our county sites.


line

Don't miss an Update!
Join our Genealogy Trails Upper Midwestern States
Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.

For the Upper Midwest States of :

North DakotaSouth DakotaMinnesotaWisconsinMichigan

You never know who you might meet and what family data they may share with you
-- it could start a whole new branch of the family!
We also use the mailing lists to announce our website updates.


line


Surrounding Counties:

Montmorency County

Presque Isle County

Mackinac County

Otsego County

Charlevoix County

Emmet County


Visit Michigan State Site

 

 


Visit our National Genealogy Trails Site

All data on this website is © Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.